Saving Marriage - a stirring, illuminating, suspenseful, and inspirational documentary by Mike Roth and John Henning - has just been released on DVD, and it's required viewing. (Well, if you were in a class I taught, I'd make you watch it.)
Even for those who are familiar with the circumstances behind Massachusetts becoming the first state in America to legalize same-sex marriage and even though we now know the triumphant outcome, the film casts its journalistic net wide in order to tell the whole story - to capture the depth, the nuance, and the complexity behind this historic multi-year fight for equality. And I'm sure much of it will come as a surprise to you as it did to me.
The film follows gay and lesbian couples who refuse to settle for being second-class citizens; the people who vociferously oppose them; lobbyists who fight for a seat at the table; politicians who put their careers at stake or struggle with their conscience; and activists who pound the pavement to sway hearts and minds.